Analysis Of ' Grit ' By John Quincy Adams Essay

792 Words Oct 9th, 2014 4 Pages
Finding Grit Grit is the strength of character in an individual.There are people who excel because it comes to them naturally, and there are people who excel because they work for it. For myself, meeting the standards is not enough. I strive to be my very best, to stand out, and give my all. I feel the responsibility to improve myself, my school, and my community. Some of the most significant ways I better myself in these areas is through my leadership skills, the services I take part in, and my positive character. John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader”. I have been told by many teachers, coaches, and family that my actions and decisions have a large impact on those around me as they tend to follow my example. This is a responsibility I do not take lightly. An effective leader can rally others with their grit, good attitude, and determination to improve. In the classroom setting, I encourage my classmates to reach their full potential by putting forth my best piece of work. This often causes them to do the same in an ever-present competition to succeed. During sports, I work hard in practice and carry excitement into the game because we often feed off of each other’s energy. Being a positive role model is an important aspect of effective leadership and I feel I exemplify this quality. Serving my school and community is another area I take pride in. From maintaining a leadership…

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